817-349-7730

Fort Worth Probate Administration Lawyer

Plano probate attorney for executors and beneficiaries

Tarrant County Probate Attorneys Providing Representation for Executors and Beneficiaries

The death of a loved one may involve a variety of difficulties. In addition to dealing with the emotional impact of losing a family member, a person's survivors will also need to address multiple types of legal and financial issues. While this process may be easier if a person had an estate plan in place, the person who is charged with overseeing their estate will need to follow certain procedures as they gather information about the person's property, pay a number of different types of expenses, and determine how assets should be distributed to heirs. During the probate process, the assistance of a skilled and experienced attorney can be invaluable, and an executor can ensure that they meet all legal requirements while following their loved one's wishes.

Gonzalez Law, PLLC provides representation to executors or other parties who are involved in a probate case. With over 30 years of combined legal experience, our lawyers can make sure the proper procedures are followed and help address any complications that may affect the administration of a person's estate. We can also help resolve any disputes that may arise, and we will work to ensure that family members can carry out a person's last wishes correctly.

Representation in Probate Court

Probate is the process of estate administration that must go through court. The person who was named as the executor of the estate in a person's last will and testament will file the proper documents in probate court and oversee the process of distributing the person's assets to their heirs. If a person died without having a will or estate plan in place, a family member or another person may be named as the administrator of their estate, and they will distribute the person's assets according to the laws of intestate succession. The Texas probate process can be lengthy and expensive. An executor or administrator will need a professional probate administration lawyer on their side to handle any issues that might come up.

During the probate process, the executor or administrator will need to address multiple different issues, including:

  • Evaluating the property of the deceased. After a family member's death, a full inventory of their assets will need to be performed. These assets include money in the bank, property rights, business interests, or types of property.
  • Payment of taxes and debts owed by the estate. These payments must be using the estate's assets before property can be distributed to the person's heirs.
  • Distribution of assets to heirs. Ownership of different types of property can be transferred based on the instructions provided in a will or the laws of intestate succession. In some cases, estate taxes may apply to the assets received by beneficiaries. Heirs may also need to address issues related to joint ownership of certain types of property and understand their legal rights, obligations, and duties to one another.

Legal Help With Contested Estates

During the probate process, disputes may arise regarding the distribution of a person's assets to their beneficiaries. A person's heirs may challenge the validity of a will, or they may claim that an executor or administrator did not follow the person's instructions correctly. Our firm can provide representation for executors, beneficiaries, and other parties involved in probate litigation over contested estates.

Contact Our Arlington Probate Lawyers

If you will be administering the estate of a loved one during the probate process, or if the death of a loved one is imminent, and you want to know what can be done to preserve their estate before their passing, you need a lawyer working on your behalf. Our firm can educate you on your rights and options, recommend strategies that will help you minimize complications or determine how to pass assets to heirs outside of probate, and do everything we can to streamline the process for a smooth transition. To discuss your case with a member of our team, contact us today at 817-349-7730. We assist with estate planning and probate matters in Fort Worth, Forest Hill, Tarrant County, Saginaw, Arlington, White Settlement, Dallas, Richland Hills, Haltom City, and Plano.

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1227 W. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 520
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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